Black Fly Story Hour

Our six previous Black Fly Story Hours have been wildly successful…every one was sold out! Don’t miss the next Black Fly Story Hour – October 26, 2018.

March 23, 2018 – Black Fly Story Hour #6 was another sold out success. Click here to view the stories

Following are photo collages from the Black Fly Story Hour courtesy of Hannah Jean Photography. Hannah Henderson, CVHS ‘ 2015, did a great job on these photos and has generously made them available to all of us at no charge. If you feel so moved to offer to purchase a photo from Hannah to help support her photography career, you may do so at


October 27, 2017 – Black Fly Story Hour #5 (sold out). Click here to view the stories

March 24, 2017 – Black Fly Story Hour #4 (sold out again). Click here to view the stories

October 21, 2016 – Black Fly Story Hour #3 was a sold-out, smashing success.   Click here to watch the wonderful stories told that evening.

January 8, 2016 – Black Fly Story Hour #2 was back by popular demand with all new story tellers and stories to an overflowing, sellout crowd! Unfortunately, some people had to be turned away…a situation that won’t occur when the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center becomes a reality. The storytellers:
(photos courtesy of Gary Ciocci)

Rob Eichler, ConValVpac President: Introduction.
Tricia Rose Burt: M/C and storyteller extraordinaire.

Click on the story title for a video of the story telling!
Jamie Trowbridge: “Learning to Sail
Liz Halper: “Women’s Intuition, Guardian Angels, or Bashert
Tim Clark: “Gigi’s Hand
Pastor Shayna Appel: “Soiland
Jessica Fiasconaro: “The Help
Ted Leach: “America’s First Marionette Opera: Will the Strings Sing?
Emma Canty-Carrel: “The House on Wallace Road
Megan Jones: “A Lesson from My Life in a Year
Jason Lambert: “Some Things I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Grace Aldrich: “Baby on Board

March 21, 2015 – Black Fly Story Hour #1 was held to a very enthusiastic crowd paving the way for the series of Black Fly Story Hours to come.  The stories told that evening were not recorded.